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Equality Act 2010

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  • Colour includes being black or white.

  • Nationality includes being a British, Australian or Swiss citizen.

  • Ethnic or national origins include being from a Roma background or of Chinese heritage.

  • A racial group could be “black Britons” which would encompass those people who are both black and who are British citizens.

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